Monthly Archives: December 2004

Vipassana Meditation Code

Gabe is practitioner of Vipassana meditation, and is presently on a ten-day meditation retreat. Check out the code of conduct for the ten-day course.

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Gudding, James, Baldwin, and Gandhi

This is an excerpt from Gabe Gudding’s interview at the Chicago PostModern Poetry site: I woke up from my Fargo youth and realized there are people whose job it is to wait and wait and then lock people up when … Continue reading

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nocturnes: a literary review

Ishaq has just published a pointer on the poetics list to nocturnes, a literary review, published in Oakland, CA. The third volume, which includes a CD has just been published. The premier issue was published in 2001, volume 2 in … Continue reading

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Relief Agency List

Here’s a copy of the list of Relief Agencies on the Apple web site. American Red Cross International Response Fund AmeriCares South Asia Earthquake Relief Fund Direct Relief International International Assistance Fund Médecins Sans Frontières International Tsunami Emergency Appeal Oxfam … Continue reading

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Uh-Ohs: Amelia Takes a Fall

Barlow serves up hot, deep writing from Austria, reflecting on the ski accident his daughter Amelia has just survived. His characterization of this first decade of the 21st C. as the “Uh-Ohs” is as spot on as his marvelous descriptions … Continue reading

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Living With Jazz

Taking a partial time out from my university responsibilities, I’ve been reading Dan Morgentern’s Living With Jazz (2004), which collects a number of the Rutgers Institute of Jazz Director’s essays, liner notes, and pieces published when Morgentern was editor of … Continue reading

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Tsunami Toll

“Full scale of the disaster” “unimaginable power” “A catastrophe” & the U.N., according to a BBC report I watched on television this morning, now fears that up to five million could die of disease and malnutrition in the aftermath of … Continue reading

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Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag, 71, has succumbed to her long battles with cancer. Tim Rutten’s remembrance is a loving and clear minded testament her “uniquely American life.” Meditating on her passing inspired me to search the archives of The New York Review … Continue reading

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The Power of Nightmares

Ken Hagler, one of my fellow Tinderbox Weekenders in San Francisco last October, posted a link to a Common Dreams article by Thomas Hartmann, Hyping Terror for Fun, Profit — And Power, which reports on the Adam Curtis documentary aired … Continue reading

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Celebrating Mandela on NPR

NPR is hosting Sue Johnson and Joe Richman’s “Mandela: an Audio History” hosted by Desmond Tutu, with an introduction by Nelson Mandela. The CD of this work is available for purchase at the Radio Diaries site.

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Nick Piombino on Jackson Mac Low

Nick Piombino’s Jackson Mac Low: A Few Images is one of the lightest but most moving of the reminiscences in the poetics blogging community. Lots of links. Good background, texts, and sound files at the EPC Mac Low page including … Continue reading

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rumsfeld the great dissembler

I watched the BBC news this morning after my morning bath, and was horrified by Rumsfeld’s response to a soldier asking why US troops are being sent into battle with inadequately armored vehicles. Juan Cole’s column for December 9 includes … Continue reading

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Bill Moyers: Global Environment Citizen Award

Stephen Vincent posted a forward of Moyers’s December 1 speech to the Poetics list this morning. The text is available on the Common Dreams site and on a number of other progressive news sites, including truthout. As Vincent notes, a … Continue reading

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